Why does COVID-19 cause back pain?

Jennifer E. Engen

    There are many symptoms you may have been expecting on getting COVID-19 – fever, cold-like symptoms or fatigue – but there’s one that you might not have expected: back pain. Back pain is now one of the key symptoms of Omicron, one of the main SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating. […]

Repurposed antibiotic may help treat COVID-19

Jennifer E. Engen

Share on PinterestA repurposed antibiotic shows promise as a COVID-19 treatment in mice. Christopher Pike/Bloomberg via Getty Images There is still no cure for the coronavirus, which to date is responsible for more than 6 million deaths worldwide. Researchers from the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France say an existing antibiotic […]

Tips for better oral health in the age of COVID-19

Jennifer E. Engen

While many people are likely aware of the most common risk factors associated with complications from COVID-19, including diabetes or high blood pressure, a surprising connection has emerged with dental health. In fact, a recent study found people with gum disease who become infected with COVID-19 are at increased risk […]

The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and COVID-19

Jennifer E. Engen

By Dr. Leonard Weiss, Chief Dental Officer, UnitedHealthcare While many people are likely aware of the most common risk factors associated with complications from COVID-19, including diabetes or high blood pressure, a surprising connection has emerged with dental health. In fact, a recent study found that people with gum disease who become infected […]